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Today's Death Notices

Alexander H. Stern, 77, of Oxford

Vance Terry Brazee, 65, of Mt. Upton

Mary Houghtaling, 69, of Oxford

Last Week's Obituaries

John Michael Macdougall

Published on: Friday, July 18, 2014

JOHN MACDOUGALL

ONEIDA – John Michael MacDougall, 73, of Foxwood Terrace, Oneida, NY, entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.

John was born on January 26, 1941, in Cleveland, OH, the son of John and Margaret Burns MacDougall. A graduate of the Class of 1959 from St. Edwards High School in Lakewood, OH, he went on to study business at John Carroll University in University Heights, OH. John transferred to the Maryknoll Seminary in Glen Ellyn, IL, where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree and began his graduate work in theology and philosophy.

After leaving the seminary, John worked as a parole officer in Cleveland, OH, but the turning point of his career came when he was hired by Bruthers Company, a marketing and consulting firm that specialized in dairies and drug stores. One of John’s clients was Mercers Quik Stop, a ten store chain headquartered in Boonville, NY. John liked the company and Central New York so much that he became general manager in 1971, and then part owner.

On December 28, 1979, he married the love of his life, Elaine Ann Maurer, in Rome, NY. Throughout their blessed union of 34 years, they built a loving family, a growing business, and enjoyed many different adventures especially to Islamorada, FL, where he could be found out on the ocean with a fishing pole in his hand. He was often seen riding his motorcycle around Central New York and would stop in and visit his stores on many occasions. John also played many rounds of golf at several of the area golf courses.

In 1980, John was offered the job as president and part owner of a brand new convenience store company being created by Dick and Don Clark, owners of Clark’s Petroleum Services in Canastota, NY. John had a vision of what the perfect store would be and had to come up with a name. He had a core philosophy of being nice as a person and he wanted the word in the name of the company. John came up with the Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes name and the first store opened on April 1, 1980, in Franklin Springs, NY.

Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes was growing very rapidly and John realized he wanted to help local fuel companies and single store owners have an opportunity to be a part of the rapid growth. He created a franchise division, allowing participation in a retail program that gave an identity and John’s expertise. Currently, there are 80 Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes located throughout the state.

In 1985, John was one of the founders of the NY Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS). He later served as chairman and was named to the organization’s Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and served on the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2001. John was chairman of the National Advisory Group (NAG) in 1990.

Because of his willingness to share and his openness to new ideas and sharing of those ideas, John was often quoted or had a story about himself and the company in the magazines of the trade association. The trade press has awarded him many accolades over the years that include: Convenience Store News Hall of Fame in 2003, Griffith Business Journal Food Industry Hall of Fame in 2007, CSP Outlook Community Involvement Award in 2007, Convenience Store Decisions Chain of the Year in 2009, FARE Leader in Retail Food Service Award in 2012, Convenience Store News Best New Foodservice Program of the Year in 2013 and CSP Retail Leader of the Year in 2013.

John’s dedication to the Central New York community allowed his company to support many charitable groups and events. He had a special place in his heart for helping others and making Central New York a better place to live. The company has helped schools, local fire departments, National Kidney Foundation, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Ronald McDonald House, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society and many, many other organizations. John loved to help the youth of our area and was proud to be the supporter of News Channel 9 “Athlete of the Week”.

John’s willingness to serve was evidenced by his membership on many local board of directors which included American Heart Association Greater Utica Advisory Board of Directors, The House of the Good Shepherd in Utica, NY, The Oneida Healthcare, The Tri-Valley Family YMCA and NBT Bank.

John is survived by his loving family; his wife Elaine, his four children; Deborah Ostrander of Clinton, NY, Jennifer (Gene) Park of Potomac, MD, Michael MacDougall (Laura Love) of New Hartford, NY, and Sherry Snyder of Vernon, NY, his five adored grandchildren; Jeffery Ostrander, Sabrina Snyder, Rachel Park, Daniel MacDougall, and Seth MacDougall. He was a dear brother to his three sisters; Kathleen O’Toole of Rocky River, OH, Margaret (David) Winchester of Key Largo, FL, and Mary (Nathan) Conover of Bay Village, OH, and his nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville, NY, where the Rev. Christopher J. Ballard will officiate. There will be no calling hours. In his memory, Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 www.homesofcharity.org or The House of the Good Shepherd, 1550 Champlin Ave, Utica, NY 13502 www.hgs-utica.com or the Muscular Dystrophy Assn., 6315 Fly Road # 102, East Syracuse, NY 13057 www.mda.org, or your local fire department.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida, NY 13421. You may send cards and notes of sympathy to the funeral home or an electronic message of sympathy to John’s family at www.ironsidefuneralhome.com.


Anne Mccormack Erickson

Published on: Friday, July 18, 2014

ANNE MCCORMACK ERICKSON

LONG BEACH, CA – Anne McCormack Erickson, 58, passed away at her home in Long Beach, CA on July 5, 2014 following a two year battle against cancer. Born on July 30, 1955 in Troon, Scotland, Annie emigrated to the central New York area with her family at age 5. She married David W. Erickson on March 10, 1973. In addition to her husband, Annie is survived by her sons David E. Erickson of Los Angeles and Daniel M. Erickson of Las Vegas; her sisters Sandy Skok of Long Beach, Patty (Michael) Pendleton of Huntington Beach, CA, and Robyn and Roxanne Vaughn of Connecticut; nephews Michael and Rick Lent; and nieces Krista Murr, Kady Skok and Elizabeth Vaughn. Annie is predeceased by her parents, Campbell McCormack and Frances Vaughn and by her brother, John McCormack.

Annie, David and the boys relocated to several states as David’s career dictated, finally landing in

California in 1993. David then took a new job in Tampa, Florida in 2005, but returned to Long Beach in 2007 when they bought their original beloved home on Edith Way a second time! She became a naturalized citizen that year, also. She enjoyed the sun and surf, entertaining, traveling, watching cooking shows, and showering attention on her two Maltese, Winston and Churchill. A devoted wife and a doting mother, Annie will always be fondly remembered for her cheerful smile, her wry humor and welcoming manner.


Patricia Putnam

Published on: Friday, July 18, 2014

PATRICIA PUTNAM

NORWICH – Patricia ("Pat" or "Patty") Putnam, 86, of Norwich, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Born in North Providence, Rhode Island on April 28, 1928, Patricia was the daughter of Marion Keefe and Anthony K Leeman, Sr. She graduated from North Providence High School and attended Mount St. Mary College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Patricia married Walter Rothemich Aust on September 2, 1950 in North Providence, Rhode Island and moved to Norwich in 1952 following Walter's second tour of duty with the United States Navy. Walter died on January 27, 1967. After his death, Patricia returned to work in order to raise their four young children. She was employed by WCHN, the radio station in Norwich, the American Management Association in Hamilton, NY, the Craine Travel Agency and Victory Markets in Norwich. She married Donald Winnie Putnam on April 22, 1972 in Norwich. Donald passed away in October 1983.

Patricia enjoyed cooking and baking, especially for her family and friends. She learned to ski and play golf later in life. Her primary sources of focus and enjoyment, however, were her family and her lifelong friends from Norwich. She was especially grateful to her son, David, and his wife, Tanya, for their assistance, which enabled her to remain in her home until she passed away. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and Alex, the youngest, brought her great happiness the past two years.

Patricia is survived by three of her children and their spouses, Karen and Christopher Browning of Manhattan, David and Tanya Aust of Norwich, and Jeffrey and Roseann Aust of Rockville, Maryland; five grandchildren, Katherine (Katie) and Margaret (Meg) of Manhattan, Alexander (Alex) of Norwich, Elizabeth and Michael of Rockville. She is also survived by two stepsons and their spouses, David and Linda Putnam, Dick and Joyce Putnam of Ithaca; five step-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patricia was also predeceased by her parents, her daughter, Pamela Aust, her brother, Anthony K. Leeman, Jr., and her stepson, Thomas Putnam.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Monday, July 21, 2014 at St. Paul's Church with Rev. Ralph Bove, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul's Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-6 p.m.

Contributions in the memory of her daughter, Pamela Aust, may be made to The Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050, www.marfan.org.


Carol Lewis Turner

Published on: Friday, July 18, 2014

CAROL LEWIS TURNER

Norwich – Loving mother and dedicated wife, Carol passed away peacefully in the company of her children on July 11, 2014. She is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, John B. Turner Jr.

Carol was born June 3, 1933 to Marie D. Lewis and Stuart C. Lewis in Buffalo, NY. She was Salutatorian of her class at Spencerport High School, and attended the University of Rochester on an academic scholarship.

A dedicated volunteer, Carol gave countless hours of service in her beloved adopted home of Norwich, NY. She was an advisor for the YMCA's Hi-Y Clubs, President of the Norwich Club Women's Association, active in the Garden Club and local and state Republican party, a Brownie Troop Leader, and Chairman of the local Girl Scouts of America Council. She volunteered for 12 years at Chenango Memorial Hospital, and was best known for her public education work with the American Cancer Society at the local and state levels.

Even after the family moved to Penfield, NY in 1969, Carol’s heart remained in Norwich and at the family cottage at Chenango Lake. She and John cared deeply about the community, and were committed to enhancing and preserving its many resources. Thoughts of opening the cottage, sitting on the porch, and overlooking the Lake with friends and family warmed many a cold winter.

In Penfield, Carol was co-owner and bookkeeper of the family business, Cricket on the Hearth Inc. She became highly active in the local schools, was an ardent supporter of her children's soccer, field hockey and swimming teams, and was a fierce tennis and paddle tennis player. An avid reader, particularly of historic American fiction, she was highly patriotic, and was especially dedicated to Highland Hospital, where she volunteered for the past 30 years.

Surviving are her daughters Anne Turner (Harry Bohrs) of Brookline, MA, and Jennifer Deuel (Jeff) of Pittsford, and sons Joshua Turner (Cheryl) of Skillman, NJ, and Charles Turner (Marcia) of Pittsford. Beloved grandchildren are Katharine and Nathaniel Bohrs, Benjamin and Megan Deuel, Bennett and Chandler Turner, and Grant and Amanda Turner. She is also survived by her brother S. Charles Lewis of Irondequoit, Kathie Fuez of Colden, and several in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday July 26th at the United Church of Christ in Norwich, followed by a reception at the family’s cottage at Chenango Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring her memory can be made to the Norwich YMCA or the Greater Norwich Foundation c/o NBT Bank, Norwich.


Aileen Simpson

Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AILEEN J. SIMPSON

ONEONTA – Aileen J. Simpson, 82, a resident of the Chestnut Park Nursing Home of Oneonta and a former resident of Norwich, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Chestnut Park Nursing Home.

Aileen was born in Norwich on Aug. 20, 1931 and made her home in Norwich and McDonough. She also had lived in the Rome area and returned to Norwich in 1978 until moving to Oneonta in 2009. While maiking her home in Norwich, Aileen worked as a production worker for CWS as well as the Chenango County ARC.

Aileen is survived by many close friends throughout Chenango County as well as her family at the Chenango County ARC.

Aileen was predeceased by her sister Mary Diamond of Schenectady.

A funeral service for Aileen will be held on Thursday, July 24, at 5 p.m. from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeremy Stopford, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Earlville will officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-5 p.m.


Jacqueline (stillman) Halowack

Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NORWELL, MA – Jacqueline (Stillman) Halowack, age 54, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Norwell, MA on July 7, 2014.

Jackie was born in Little Rock, AK on November 9, 1957, the daughter of Paul O Stillman and the late Joanne D Stillman. Jackie is survived by her husband William Halowack (Norwell, MA), daughter Katherine Halowack (Westport, CT), son Brian William Halowack (Norwell, MA), father Paul Stillman of Hilton Head, SC; brother Phillip Stillman of Charlotte, NC; sister Deborah Stillman of Westport, CT, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Joanne Stillman and brother Robert Stillman.

Jackie graduated from Hartwick College in 1981 with a B.A. in Psychology. She began her career in the financial services industry and was an Equity Portfolio Manager prior to marrying to her husband Bill of 25 years. A devoted mother to Kate and Brian; Jackie was actively committed to supporting organizations for children with special needs. She was a member of the Wollaston Golf Club, an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time in her gardens.

Family and friends gathered to honor Jackie at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home in Norwell, MA. A private funeral and internment will be held at a later date.

For those desiring to send memorial gifts, please consider The Friendship Home, PO Box 916, 458 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061. Condolences may be offered at www.mcnamara-sparrell.com.


Dennis Miller

Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DENNIS L. MILLER

KILMARNOCK, VA – Dennis passed away on January 18, 2014 in the Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Richmond Va.

Dennis was born January 18, 1953 to Paul and Louise Miller of Norwich, New York. He graduated from Otselic Valley Central School in 1971 and continued his education at SUNY Delhi and then transferred to Indiana State University.

Dennis spent many years in the restaurant business and catering. He loved cooking and often did so for family gatherings and entertained us with singing and guitar playing. Dennis was a very caring and loving person. He was most recently employed at Tides Restaurant in the Chesapeake Bay area. Dennis was a member of the Masonic Lodge and volunteered at the American Legion Post 401.

Surviving are his mother, Louise Miller of North Pitcher, NY; son, Brock Miller of Indiana; daughter in-law, Malinda of Indiana; granddaughters whom he adored, Adeline, Miranda and Natalie Miller; brother, David (Linda) Miller of North Pitcher, NY; sisters, Marilyn (Douglas) Quinney of Guilford, NY; Jacqueline (Robert) Wilcox of Norwich, NY; special friends, Nancy and the late Arthur Bowley of Warsaw, Va.

He was predeceased by his father, Paul Miller; sister, Barbara Kaiser and nephew Jeffery Miller.

A celebration of life will be held at the North Pitcher Church (date to be announced). In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the North Pitcher Community Heritage Society, P.O. Box 23, North Pitcher, NY 13124. This small community church influenced the lives of many people and children. Dennis had many childhood memories of the church and the religious camp.


Christine Janet Wakeman

Published on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CHRISTINE JANET WAKEMAN

UNADILLA – Christine Janet Wakeman, age 54, of Unadilla, NY, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home on July 19, 2014.

She was born June 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Christine is predeceased by her parents Joseph Puzanskas and Sophie Puzanskas Lawless.

Christine is survived by her siblings: Lorraine Puzanskas of Unadilla, JoAnn Gallagher and Michael Puzanskas of Clearwater, Florida, and Barbara Puzanskas of Staunton, Virginia. In addition, she is survived by several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces.

Christine received her BA degree from The State University College at Oneonta, NY and worked as an accountant for several area companies and industries. Christine will be remembered for her strong work ethic, sharp sense of humor, creative cooking and baking skills and fondness for all canine friends. She was an active board member for the Delaware Valley Humane Society.

Christine's remains will be cremated. For those wishing to visit with her family, you are invited to do so at the home of Lorraine Puzanskas and Edward Steitz located at 931 Vandervort Hill Road, Unadilla on Saturday, July 26, 2014, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main Street, Sidney, New York 13838. Christine's family deeply recognizes and appreciates the support and love given to her by her caring friends.

Christine is at peace.


Dorothy Gifford

Published on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DOROTHY GIFFORD

VENICE, FL – Dorothy Young Gifford, age 86, of Venice, Florida passed away on July 15, 2014.

She was born February 9, 1928 at Riverhead, NY, the daughter of Carl Chauncy Young and Alta Hallock Young. Dorothy was a graduate of Riverhead High School and Syracuse University with a B.S. degree in Human Development, class of 1949. After graduation she was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture – Cooperative Extension Services, Cornell University as Home Economics Agent for Chenango County, Norwich, NY.

She married Robert Case Gifford of Norwich on June 24, 1950 in Riverhead, NY.

Mrs. Gifford resumed employment in 1962 with the Florida Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Florida in Gainsville. She was stationed in Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale, FL as Extension Home Economics Agent-Program Leader.

Dorothy was an active member of the Florida Association of Extension Home Economists serving as Secretary, President-Elect and President. She belonged to the National Association of Extension Home Economists and was awarded the National Distinguished Service Award in 1974. She was a member of the American Home Economics Association and a Certified Home Economist #04550. Dorothy was a member of the Florida International University College of Education, Division of Education Policy and Human Resource Development. She was honored for her service to Vocational Home Economics Educational Programs.

She belonged to the Florida Alpha Delta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi – National Honorary Extension Society and was honored for Meritorious Service in 1984.

She retired in 1988 and she and Robert moved to Venice, FL.

Dorothy belonged to the Venice-Nokomis Methodist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Venice Area Garden Club. To honor her for serving as president of the Garden Club from 1997 to 1999 a magnolia tree was planted. She was also awarded the Florida Federation Life membership.

Her husband Robert Gifford passed away in 1989, her son Dale Gifford (Kris) in 2011 and grandson Mitchell Ross in 1990. She is survived by her daughters; Louise Smith (Donald) and Susan Ross (Gary); sister Marion Hoffmire and four grandchildren Dwight Gifford, Kelly Smith, Kevin Ross (Amy) and Joelle Ross.

Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from noon until 1:00 pm. Graveside services will immediately follow with Rev. Joseph Connolly, pastor of the United Church of Christ First Congregational officiating.

Memorials in her name can be made to the Venice Area Garden Club, c/o Mrs. Dee Feeney, 1470 Colony Place, Venice, FL 34292-1550.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the Wilson Funeral Home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Carol Lewis Turner

Published on: Thursday, July 24, 2014

CAROL LEWIS TURNER

Norwich – Loving mother and dedicated wife, Carol passed away peacefully in the company of her children on July 11, 2014. She is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, John B. Turner Jr.

Carol was born June 3, 1933 to Marie D. Lewis and Stuart C. Lewis in Buffalo, NY. She was Salutatorian of her class at Spencerport High School, and attended the University of Rochester on an academic scholarship.

A dedicated volunteer, Carol gave countless hours of service in her beloved adopted home of Norwich, NY. She was an advisor for the YMCA's Hi-Y Clubs, President of the Norwich Club Women's Association, active in the Garden Club and local and state Republican party, a Brownie Troop Leader, and Chairman of the local Girl Scouts of America Council. She volunteered for 12 years at Chenango Memorial Hospital, and was best known for her public education work with the American Cancer Society at the local and state levels.

Even after the family moved to Penfield, NY in 1969, Carol’s heart remained in Norwich and at the family cottage at Chenango Lake. She and John cared deeply about the community, and were committed to enhancing and preserving its many resources. Thoughts of opening the cottage, sitting on the porch, and overlooking the Lake with friends and family warmed many a cold winter.

In Penfield, Carol was co-owner and bookkeeper of the family business, Cricket on the Hearth Inc. She became highly active in the local schools, was an ardent supporter of her children's soccer, field hockey and swimming teams, and was a fierce tennis and paddle tennis player. An avid reader, particularly of historic American fiction, she was highly patriotic, and was especially dedicated to Highland Hospital, where she volunteered for the past 30 years.

Surviving are her daughters Anne Turner (Harry Bohrs) of Brookline, MA, and Jennifer Deuel (Jeff) of Pittsford, and sons Joshua Turner (Cheryl) of Skillman, NJ, and Charles Turner (Marcia) of Pittsford. Beloved grandchildren are Katharine and Nathaniel Bohrs, Benjamin and Megan Deuel, Bennett and Chandler Turner, and Grant and Amanda Turner. She is also survived by her brother S. Charles Lewis of Irondequoit, Kathie Fuez of Colden, and several in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

PLEASE NOTE: A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday July 26th at the United Church of Christ in Norwich, followed by a reception at the family’s cottage at Chenango Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring her memory can be made to the Norwich YMCA or the Greater Norwich Foundation c/o NBT Bank, Norwich.


Judith E. Brennan

Published on: Thursday, July 24, 2014

JUDITH E. BRENNAN

Brunswick, ME—Judith E. Brennan, age 78, died unexpectedly Friday July 11, 2014 at a local hospital. A resident of Kilauea, island of Kauai, HI, Judy and her husband Fran had lived in Brunswick Maine for many years and had returned for the summer to spend time with friends and family.

Judy was born February 9, 1936 in Brighton, NY, a daughter of Frederick Milton and Helen Jean Miller Benz. She received her BA from the University of Rochester, NY, where she met her husband William “Fran” Brennan. The couple married in Rochester on August 15, 1958.

During her husband’s service in the US Marine Corps, Judy taught elementary school throughout the country, including California and Virginia. They then moved to the East Coast as Fran pursued a career in the insurance industry, residing for over twenty years in Connecticut and subsequently in Maine where they lived for over a decade. For the twenty years following Fran’s retirement, Judy and Fran have made their home on the island of Kauai but have always kept close ties to the Brunswick area.

Judy’s life was devoted to her family, church, and helping others. She was a dedicated contributor to local Maine organizations including Habitat for Humanity, The Tedford Shelter, and Jane’s Team at First Parish Church in Brunswick where she was an active member. Judy was also a very involved member of the Church of the Pacific in Princeville, HI, where she was secretary and a volunteer at the church’s food pantry.

A dedicated musician, Judy played handbells as a member of the Bell Choir at First Parish Church. She played the flute for her congregation in Princeville and made practicing a part of her daily routine. An aficionado of the TV show Jeopardy; an avid kayaker; an equestrienne; and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Judy displayed an extraordinary zest for life.

She was predeceased by a son, Dr. Matthew Tyler Brennan and a sister, Dr. Laurie Jean Benz.

Judy is survived by her husband of Kauai, HI; a son, Seth Brennan and his wife Elizabeth of Newton, MA; two daughters, Jennifer Brennan Swindell and her husband Thomas of Vienna, VA, Amy Brennan Mohn and her husband Bryan of Southborough, MA; and nine adored grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Jane’s Team, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland Street, Brunswick Maine, or to the Kauai Humane Society, 3-825 Kaumualii Hwy Lihue, HI 96766.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, August 22nd at 2:00 P.M. at the First Parish Church in Brunswick. A service in Princeville may be announced at a later date. Interment will take place, beside her son, in Growstown Cemetery, Brunswick. Memories and condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.


Carol Lewis Turner

Published on: Friday, July 25, 2014

Loving mother and dedicated wife, Carol passed away peacefully in the company of her children on July 11, 2014. She is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, John B. Turner Jr.

Carol was born June 3, 1933 to Marie D. Lewis and Stuart C. Lewis in Buffalo, NY. She was Salutatorian of her class at Spencerport High School, and attended the University of Rochester on an academic scholarship.

A dedicated volunteer, Carol gave countless hours of service in her beloved adopted home of Norwich, NY. She was an advisor for the YMCA's Hi-Y Clubs, President of the Norwich Club Women's Association, active in the Garden Club and local and state Republican party, a Brownie Troop Leader, and Chairman of the local Girl Scouts of America Council. She volunteered for 12 years at Chenango Memorial Hospital, and was best known for her public education work with the American Cancer Society at the local and state levels.

Even after the family moved to Penfield, NY in 1969, Carol’s heart remained in Norwich and at the family cottage at Chenango Lake. She and John cared deeply about the community, and were committed to enhancing and preserving its many resources. Thoughts of opening the cottage, sitting on the porch, and overlooking the Lake with friends and family warmed many a cold winter.

In Penfield, Carol was co-owner and bookkeeper of the family business, Cricket on the Hearth Inc. She became highly active in the local schools, was an ardent supporter of her children's soccer, field hockey and swimming teams, and was a fierce tennis and paddle tennis player. An avid reader, particularly of historic American fiction, she was highly patriotic, and was especially dedicated to Highland Hospital, where she volunteered for the past 30 years.

Surviving are her daughters Anne Turner (Harry Bohrs) of Brookline, MA, and Jennifer Deuel (Jeff) of Pittsford, and sons Joshua Turner (Cheryl) of Skillman, NJ, and Charles Turner (Marcia) of Pittsford. Beloved grandchildren are Katharine and Nathaniel Bohrs, Benjamin and Megan Deuel, Bennett and Chandler Turner, and Grant and Amanda Turner. She is also survived by her brother S. Charles Lewis of Irondequoit, Kathie Fuez of Colden, and several in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday July 26, 2014 at the United Church of Christ in Norwich, followed by a reception at the family’s cottage at Chenango Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring her memory can be made to the Norwich YMCA or the Greater Norwich Foundation c/o NBT Bank, Norwich.


Lynn H. Teelon

Published on: Friday, July 25, 2014

Lynn H. Teelon, age 91, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford. Lynn was born on November 10, 1922, son of Harry J. and Gertrude (Smith) Teelon in Norwich, NY. Following his graduation from Mt. Upton High School, Lynn worked for Bendix-Scintilla until he joined the Army Air Corp in February 1943. Lynn served as a B-17 Waist Gunner and Ball Turret Gunner as well as an airplane and engine mechanic and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for Meritorious Service over France and Germany as well as Air Medal with 3 Oak Leave Clusters. Lynn reached the rank of Staff Sergeant and received his Honorable Discharge in November of 1945.

Lynn attended the Veterans Vocational School at Troy for Automobile Mechanics.

Lynn owned and operated an excavating and construction company in Bainbridge, NY, and was also a long-time logger, farmer, and house builder.

On December 29, 1951, Lynn was married to Thelma Fleming, who predeceased him on October 13, 1994. Lynn was later married to Melvina Epply on July 25, 2009.

He is survived his wife Melvina (Shorty) Teelon; four daughters: Linda (Doug Yaehrling) Teelon, Sue (Jeff), Teelon, Deb (Steve) Siegert, and Betsy (David) Palmer; four grandchildren: Andy Siegert, Lauren Siegert, Travis Palmer, and Justine Palmer; sister, Helen Utter; and cousin, Charles Teelon as well as nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by Shorty’s family who he loved as his own: children Debra (David) Harrington and Fred (Julie) Epply, Jr.; grandchildren: Donnie (Amanda) Harrington and Matt Epply; great-grandchildren: Taya and Mercedes Harrington; and beloved feline companion, Muffin.

In addition to his parents, Lynn is also predeceased by brothers: Glenn and Arnold; and sisters: Minnie and Pauline.

Lynn had a love for animals and gardening as well as bluegrass and old country music, especially his favorite song, “Faded Love”.

Friends may call from 5-7 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street, Sidney. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Delaware Valley Humane Society, PO Box 182, Sidney, NY 13838. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.


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